February 9, 2016

Riders fortify O-line, sign Andrew Jones


REGINA — The Saskatchewan Roughriders have added some size and veteran experience to their offensive line, signing national offensive lineman Andrew Jones.

A CFL veteran of eight seasons, Jones has spent time with the Lions, Argos and last year the Eskimos after being drafted by BC in the fourth round of the 2007 CFL Draft.

The 6-foot-3, 316-pound lineman is a three-time Grey Cup Champion, winning one each with the BC Lions, Toronto Argonauts and Edmonton Eskimos. He played with current Riders GM and head coach Chris Jones on two of those teams, including last year’s championship-winning Eskimos.

The move strengthens a Rider O-line potentially without pending free agents Corey Watman and Xavier Fulton.